Mater Little Miracles 5ks
Please note: This event is now finished.
Mater Little Miracles 5ks walk events have loads of family friendly entertainment, games, food and fun! Join us at Brisbane’s South Bank, with Peppa Pig, on 31 May 2015 for a fantastic day out. Together we can walk to help give Queensland’s tiniest patients the best start to life. Sign up early and you could WIN a family holiday to Fiji*! Register today at www.materlittlemiracles.org.au.
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There are always heaps of fun activities for the kids and your family will support other families with kids who had a hard start to life (you may be this family).
The Harris’ are this family. Little Eli Harris was born 14 weeks premature and he faced big challenges during his first few months of life including lung disease, a heart murmur, a brain bleed and an infection that was resistant to antibiotics.
Eli was rushed to Mater’s Mater Mothers’ Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) where he remained for 77 days.
It was four days before his mother Hope was able to touch her son for the first time—but later that day, Eli stopped breathing.
“It was like my world went from colour to black and white; I’d been thinking everything was so rosy and that he was just another baby and would be fine but then I realised he could leave us at any time and what a massive journey lay ahead,” said Hope.
When you support Mater Little Miracles, you are helping babies just like Eli. Through providing equipment, research and patient care, little miracles really do happen.
Hope praised the team at Mater Mothers’ for their support and care during the family’s stay in the Neonatal Critical Care Unit.
“Every single one of them is second to none; they treat every baby like their own and it just blew me away that they could have so much love for each baby.”
Now more than one year old, Eli still requires weekly check-ups after showing signs of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), an eye condition which can lead to blindness.